Most people know how hard it is to maintain the skin. The dream of many women, and increasingly men, is beautifully smooth skin without hair. Using razors, wax or hair removal cream has become an integral part of life of almost every woman. The dream of many women, and increasingly men is permanent hair removal and beautiful, smooth skin.
Description of the procedure
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure in which the diode laser, which generates intense pulsating beam of specific wavelength, removes unwanted hair. During the treatment, the energy of the laser is used to prevent regrowth of hair. To this end, the laser energy must penetrate a few millimeters into the skin to reach the hair root.
Although laser hair removal effectively removes hair, number of treatments depends on the psychosomatic and physiological factors that determine how many treatments are necessary for the desired result. The effectiveness of treatment depends on the color and thickness of hair, as well as the depth of their roots, so it takes more treatments in case of red and blonde hair compared to black hairs.
It usually takes several treatments of permanent laser hair removal, in order for the treated area to remain hairless for a longer period of time. Regular maintenance treatments might also be needed. The most commonly laser-treated are legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, bikini area, arms and intimate zone. However, unwanted hair can be removed from almost every part of the body, except the eyelids and the eyeball area.
It is important to undergo a treatment for several times in an interval of 4 to 8 months, since hair growth in humans in certain stages of the melanin containing hair basis is connected with the root of hair only in the stage of growth. Different types always find themselves in this stage at different times.
Laser hair removal is best for women who want to achieve a long-lasting feeling of smooth legs. The most suitable candidates are those with a lighter skin color and dark hair, but now people with darker skins can undergo laser treatment too. Also, if you are concerned by the problem of ingrown hairs, this is the solution for you. After just a few treatments, you can forget about the painful processes that ingrown hair can cause.
You may notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after laser hair removal. To reduce discomfort, you can apply ice on the treated area. Our staff will recommend a gel or another type of cream or lotion available in our retail. If your skin reacts adversely immediately after laser hair removal, a specialist may apply steroid cream to the treated area.
After laser hair removal, avoid sun exposure, to natural sunlight as well as in tanning beds. Also, be prepared for possible falling of hair in the first few weeks after treatment.
Precautions and limitations
Laser hair removal does not guarantee permanent hair removal. Some hair may be resistant to laser treatment and re-grow, but thinner and lighter.
The most common side effects of permanent laser hair removal:
Skin irritation – occasional discomfort, redness and swelling are possible after laser hair removal. All signs and symptoms usually disappear within a few hours.
Change of pigment – laser hair removal can darken or lighten the treated skin, usually temporarily. Skin brightens mainly in those with darker skin, especially if the laser is improperly used in unsuitable environments.
It is rare, but laser hair removal can cause swelling, peeling, sores or other changes in skin texture.
Permanent hair removal is not recommended on the eyelids and the surrounding area due to possible serious injuries.
Laser treatments in Polyclinic Lege Artis are divided by region of the body. In cooperation with banks, Polyclinic Lege Artis provides the option of paying in installments, and interest-free payment, up to a certain number of installments. More on classification of treatments, payment methods and price of treatments, see here
Special offer for all our clients:
- Armpit hair removal (4+3 treatments free of charge, or 3+ 2 treatments free of charge)
- Upper lip hair removal (4+3 treatments free of charge, or 3+ 2 treatments free of charge)
- Bikini zone hair removal (4+3 treatments free of charge, or 3+ 2 treatments free of charge)
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